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Barack Obama and Michelle Obama Send Letter of Support to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Students ”You’ve Helped Awaken the Conscience of the Nation”

Local Protest Being Held Simultaneously in Downtown Syracuse, Saturday March 24th

Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama sent a letter to the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the wake of the deadly mass shooting on Feb. 14.

The former first couple showed their support of the students’ efforts to stop gun violence, the #NeverAgain movement has reached a crucial point in its development.

On Saturday, March 24th students are going to march in Washington, D.C., for March for Our Lives. This is an effort to draw national attention to the issue of gun violence and to pressure politicians to enact stricter gun laws.

Simultaneously, in cities and towns across the United States, local protests that are going to be taking place. There will be a march in Syracuse. The March for Our Lives-Syracuse, will join the hordes of people set to hit the pavement in protest. The march will start at S. State St next to the Everson Museum and end at the Federal Building on S. Clinton St.

The letter, (obtained by website MIC) tells how the Obama’s are inspired by the Parkland students for speaking out.

Full transcription:

10 March 2018

To the students of Parkland —

We wanted to let you know how inspired we have been by the resilience, resolve and solidarity that you have all shown in the wake of unspeakable tragedy.

Not only have you supported and comforted each other, but you’ve helped awaken the conscience of the nation, and challenged decision-makers to make the safety of our children the country’s top priority.

Throughout our history, young people like you have led the way in making America better. There may be setbacks; you may sometimes feel like progress is too slow in coming. But we have no doubt you are going to make an enormous difference in the days and years to come, and we will be there for you.

Barack Obama Michelle Obama

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